Lawrence again has an Earth Week planned with something for everyone. Interested in policy? Come to Scarff Memorial Visiting Professor George Wyeth’s lecture sharing his experiences with the EPA. Interested in the visual arts? Jerilea Zempel will be offering her insights on the relationship on art and the environment. Live music? Come hear Morsoul on Wednesday. Don’t forget that we’ll celebrate Earth Day itself on Saturday, April 24, with activities and crafts and booths from local environmental groups.

Here’s a full schedule of what’s happening:

Monday April 19
• 4:30 Science Hall Colloquium, Science Hall 102
• Steve Miles, Supervisor, Dolores Conservation District, Cortez, Colorado
• “Taming Tamarisk in Western Colorado: a grass roots conservation effort at the headwaters of the tamarisk infestation”

Tuesday April 20
• 11:10 Convocation, Memorial Chapel
• Rebecca Solnit, essayist, “Swimming Upstream in History: Hope, Disaster, Utopia”

• 7 pm, Povolny Lecture, Science Hall 102
• George Wyeth, Stephen Edward Scarff Memorial Visiting Professor
• “Change Isn’t Easy: An Inside Perspective”

Wednesday April 21
• 8 pm, Warch Campus Center Cinema, film: “Earth Days”
• 9:30 pm, Warch Campus Center, band: Morsoul

Thursday April 22
• 4:30 pm, Wriston Auditorium, Visiting Artist, Jerilea Zempel, “Art and the Environment”

Friday April 23
• 3:10 pm, Science Hall 102, Tim Ehlinger, associate professor, Great Lakes Water Institute, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee “Ecological Risk Assessment Frameworks and Indicators for Sustainable Development in Coastal Lake Systems,”

Saturday April 24 Earth Day!
Join Greenfire for a day of music, food, and crafts!